Thursday, 30 December 2010

Keira's 3rd Birthday

Hello Stampers,
I am posting my Grand-daughter Keira's 3rd Birthday card.  Keira's birthday is on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas.  We gave her a swing set for Christmas and her Birthday so I designed the Easel card with that in mind. I created the cloud effect by using a scallop circle shape and sponging approximately half way around and then moving the template often.
Stamps: Magnolia Swing, Girl and Cat
Card: Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery
Embellishments: Pearls
Tools: Big Shot, Scalloped and Classic Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Doily Punch, Martha Stewart Grass Punch, Dimensionals, Sponge, Computer and Printer, S/U's Scallop Circle Punch
Thanks for poppin' by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Curtin Call Colour Challenge Act 62 - Surfin' Dude

Hi there,
Today's post is for the Curtin Call colour challenge this week.  I love the gorgeous colour combination, and this is the first time I have participated in this challenge.
Stamps: S/U's Seaworthy, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Embellishments: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon
Tools:  Big Shot, Provocraft Divine Swirls EB Folder, Pinking Scissors, Pinking Circles Nestabilities, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Cutter Kit, Dimensionals
Thank's for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Just Add Ink #48 - Vintage Bride

Hello Friends,
Today's post is for the Just Add Ink Sketch challenge #48. I love working with this image and decided on a  vintage design.
Stamps: Lucy's Stamps 1152LK Thinking,  S/U's Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card:  Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Early Espresso, Stazon Timber Brown, Blush Blossom Marker
Re-Inkers: Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Embellishments:  Cream Lace and Pearls, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon
Tools:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EB Folder, Moden Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Lacey Circles Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Sponge, Jewel Picker, Aqua Painter,
Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas celebrations.  Thank's for taking a peek today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Christmas Gifts

Hi there,
I made these gifts for family members for Christmas.  I made the box big enough to hold three Ferrero Rocher chocolates.  I started to use directions from mafercreations and found that the box wasn't large enough, so I redesigned it.  I designed them to hold cash or a gift card.
Stamps: Perfect Punches
Card and Papers: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper White, Holiday Treasurers DSP, I Wish Scrappin Kit, Christmas Cocoa DSP, Clear Acetate
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red
Embellishments: Satin Ribbon,
Tools: Fiskars Cutter and Scoring Tool, Dimensionals, Double Sided Tape, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, Corner Round Punch, Slit Punch
Thanks for stopping by today.
I am off to celebrate Christmas with our Family, be back in a few days.  May you have a safe and happy Festive Season.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Monday, 20 December 2010

Christmas Top Note Gift Box

Hello Friends,
I made 20 of these little gift boxes for a friends Christmas table.  She requested them in bright non traditional colours.  I think they turned out really nice, first time I have made them. Thank's to Ngaire for giving us the sample at our Stamperoo's Stamp Camp.

Stamps: Season of Joy
Card and Papers: S/U's Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Brights and Subtles, Various card, colours to match each box, Whisper White, Paper Pak #1 Gift Bags
Ink: Various colours to match Designer Papers
Embellishments: Various Stampin Up Ribbons, Satin and Grossgrain,
Tools: Big Shot, Fiskars Cutter, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Double Sided Tape
Thank's for poppin in today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Friday, 17 December 2010

Christmas Ornaments

Hello Friends,
Today I have another Christmas card to share with you that I made using the "Welcome Christmas" stamp set and the Ornament Punch.
Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Season of Joy, Delightful Decorations
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Embellishments: Mini Star Crystal, S/U Jewel Basic Rhinestones, Silver Cord (R)
Tools: Big Shot, Provo Craft Christmas Ornaments EB Folder, Martha Stewart Layered Arches, Ornament Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, Jone's Tones Gloop Glue, Sponge, White EB Powder, Heat Tool
Thanks for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Christmas Owl

Hi there,
For today's post I am featuring a card I started last Christmas and ran out of time to finish, LOL so here it is completed.
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo Owl, S/U Season of Joy
Card: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy
Embellishments: Crystals, Stickles
Tools: Classic and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Large and Scallop Oval Punches, Martha Stewart Snowflake, Sponge, Provo Craft Die Cutting Machine, Provo Craft Snowflakes EB Folder, Dimensionals
Thanks for poppin in today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Just Add Ink #47 - Blue Bird

Hi Stampers,
Today's post is for the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge this week. The colours were a little challenging until I found an image that would work with them and then it came together easily.

Stamps: S/U's A Flower for all Seasons, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Itty Bitty Bits
Card and Papers:  Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight, Riding Hood Red, Tempting Turquoise, Print Patterns DSP - Brights
Ink: Basic Grey, Riding Hood Red, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise
Embellishments: Hemp Twine, Corduroy Basic Grey Buttons
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice EB Folder, Classic Circle Nestabilities, Lacey Circles Nestabilities, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Scallop Trim Border, Dimensionals, Aquapainter, Glue Dot
Thanks for stopping by today,
Cat's Ink Siggy

Christmas Cards 2010

Hello everyone,
For today I want to show you one of the Christmas Card designs I made for family and friends this year. I have used the beautiful Christmas Cocoa Designer Paper for these cards. My selection shows how each different designer paper provides a very different look to your design even if you use the same layout. Enjoy!!
Stamps: Welcome Christmas
Card and Papers: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Real Red, Christmas Cocoa DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red Marker and Soft Suede Marker
Embellishments: Mini Red Star Crystals, S/U Jewel Basic Rhinestones, Real Red Satin Ribbon
Tools: Classic and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Dimensionals
Thanks for taking a peek today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Birthday Present Gift Card Holder

Hi there,
Today's post was made for my DH's birthday's this week. I cased the idea from Vicki at  I placed the punched bow on the outside and secured it with the brad, placed my sentiment at the bottom and to seal the top down I used the 2 way glue pen. If you let the glue dry and then seal it is re-sealable and does not stick permanetly.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card and Papers: Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, DS Paper Pattern Pack-Subtles, Elegant Soiree DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Embellishments: Brad
Tools: Fiskers Cutter and Embossing Tool, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Small and Large Oval Punches
Thanks for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Saturday, 11 December 2010

It's A Boy - Curtis Graham

Hi Friends,
I made today's card for our Son and his Wife for the birth of our first Grandson, Curtis Graham.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Fly Away
Card and Paper: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Unknown DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue
Embellishments: 1/8" Certainly Celery Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Clouds Die Papertrey Ink, Cutter Kit Tool, Dimensionals, Creative Moments Cutting Pattern, Cutter and Mat, 1/4" Circle Punch (R), Computer and Printer, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Thank's for poppin in today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Saturday, 4 December 2010

ESAD-SU - Summer Mini Catalogue Blog Hop December 2010

Hello Stampers,
Today I am show casing some of the new items available in the Summer Mini that runs from 1st December 2010 to 31st March, 2011 with the other Demonstrators from ESAD - SU (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators including New Zealand Demonstrators for Stampin' Up!).  If you are an Australian or New Zealand Demonstrator and would like to join this online group go to the website here.  We love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.
You might have arrived from the very talented Steph Gray's blog, or just joined the hop here, there are Thirteen Demonstrators on the Blog Hop so enjoy the ride.
My first projects are themed on Love, Anniversary, Wedding and Valentine.  I have used the Love Defined and Itty Bitty Bits stamp and punch sets for my cards.  Also the new Textured Expressions Plate "Square Lattice" and the Pinking Hearts Border Punch.

Stamps: Love Defined, Itty Bitty Bits, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Real Red, Whisper White, Metallic Silver,
Ink: Real Red
Embellishments: White and Real Red Grossgrain, Crystals, White Striped Organdy Ribbon, Ric Rac
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice EB Folder, Vintage Wallpaper EB Folder, Polka Dot EB Folder, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punches, Heart Nestabilities, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch,  Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Small Heart Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool,
I am also featuring the "Tooth Fairy" stamp in a collection for a little girl.
 I used a retired Stampin' Up! Door Hanger, but it would be easy to create your own. The Fairy is made using mostly Stampin' Up! punches. I found the sentiments on the internet and changed the verse on my computer to suit my projects. 
Door Hanger Verse:
Dear Tooth Fairy
My tooth fell out,
It's no longer there.
You will find it under
my pillow tonight.
I give it to you
To handle with care.
The container to put the lost tooth into is a recycled Stampin' Up! button container that I have decorated inside and out. I cut the flowers using the Scallop Circle punch. I had to have a few goes to make it work as my punch only cut properly on one side. I then cut around the shape so I could twist the felt into a flower. I stitched these together with a needle and thread. I did try using a die and the Big Shot for the top of the lid and it worked much better.
The Verse reads; In this container you will find a teeny, tiny tooth of mine so while I sleep where dreams are made, let's see if you can make a trade.
The "Tooth Fairy" stamp became a broach. I used the door handle piece that was removed from the door hanger as my base.
Stamps: Tooth Fairy
Card and Papers: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack Subtles, Vellum, Metallic Gold
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Stazon Black, Craft White, Blusing Bride, Blush Blossom, So Saffron, Black Marker
Embellishments: Felt, Pretty In Pink Satin Ribbon, Pink Pirouette 1 1/4" Wide Ribbon,
Tools: Computer and Printer, 1" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punches, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch,
Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you have enjoyed my projects.  Now your off to visit the gorgeous creations of Amy Buchanan.
Happy Stamping.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Inkspiration Colour Challenge #50 - Havin' Fun

Hi there,
It's been a while since I have managed to do an Inkspiration challenge, like everyone, life is busy at this time of the year, so here it is.  I think the monsters look like there having fun, so let's party.
Stamps: Make a Monster, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card and Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack Brights
Ink: Stazon Black, Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry
Embellishments: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Rain Dots
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Double sided Tape, Jone's Gloop Glue, Curly Label Punch, Aqua Painter
Thanks for dropping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy